Henry Cejudo is No Conor McGregor! Dominick Cruz Takes a Dig at Triple Champ

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February 26, 2021 3:45 pm

Dominick Cruz and Henry Cejudo are no strangers to each other, and even almost a year after their fight, their feud continues. ‘The Dominator’ took a jibe at the former champ-champ who retired after the UFC 249 co-main event and claimed ‘Triple C’ was playing it safe.

In a chat with Ariel Helwani on ESPN MMA, the former champion broached the subject of the UFC, possibly bringing back ‘The Messenger’ for one more fight.

He claimed, “Why would you bring back Cejudo, who’s playing it safe on the side-lines? For what? He doesn’t bring any extra views.”

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo celebrates after his knockout victory over Dominick Cruz in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 249 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

He even compared the former third-ranked UFC pound-for-pound fighter with Conor McGregor and said, “If you’re Conor McGregor or you’re Ronda Rousey, yes, you figure it out, right? But if you’re Henry Cejudo, he doesn’t bring some sort of awe factor to these fights to where everybody can’t wait to tune in to watch him.”

The Dominator‘ opened a cut on Cejudo at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. However, he couldn’t capitalize, and the champion stopped him towards the end of the second round.

Following the fight, he wasn’t impressed one bit and one can interpret his comments as someone trolling ‘Triple C’.

Henry Cejudo- will the Triple Champ return?

The 34-year-old American mixed martial artist was a pioneer for flyweight and bantamweight divisions. He beat the mighty Demetrious Johnson. Subsequently, he made it into the MMA history books by becoming the second fighter in UFC history to defend a belt in two weight divisions.

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After achieving this, he made his famous retirement announcement. At the time many expected it to be a negotiation ploy as it was a massive surprise.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Henry Cejudo celebrates after his knockout victory over Dominick Cruz in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 249 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Cejudo definitely has a spot in the roster if he returns. However, if that happens, it will interest UFC fans to see if Cruz’s comments about the extra views and awe factor will be true.

What do you make of Cruz’s comments on his former opponent?

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Joel John

Joel John is an MMA author at EssentiallySports and is based in Bangalore. His love for UFC started after Khabib Nurmagomedov entered the promotion and took down some legends. He is also a die-hard fan of Lewis Hamilton. Joel is a musician who can play 6 different instruments. He is a writer by day and a musician by night.

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